ELLESMERE Port kicked-off their West Cheshire League Division One campaign by holding reigning champions Poulton Vics to a 0-0 stalemate.
Town rivals Vauxhall Motors reserves were less fortunate, however.
They slumped to a 2-0 defeat at Maghull, who secured the three points thanks to goals from Danny Lynch and Steve Tucker.
Castrol Social's clash with Cammell Laird reserves was postponed, and will now be rearranged for a later date.
In Division Two, Capenhurst Villa began on a positive note. A solitary effort from Alan Locke dashed the opening-day hopes of Liverpool visitors, Manweb.
Willaston have lost several players from their ranks, including powerhouse Lee Cairns, who has joined West Kirby. The player exodus could test Willaston's resolve this time round, and they were grateful of a point from Friday evening's tussle with Christleton reserves.
Mark Baldwin's fine goal cancelled out a strike from Christleton's Lennox Beddows.
Capenhurst Villa reserves hit the ground running in their opener against relegated Runcorn reserves in Division Three. Chris McNeill, Craig Newnes and Paul Ainsworth found the net in a decisive 3-1 victory.
There was no stopping Ellesmere Port reserves who pressed home their advantage at Chester outfit, St Werburgh's. Mark Scott was a three-goal star while further efforts from Darryl Freeman (2), Mike Hayes and Chris Swords completed the 7-1 rout.